Stories by David Swanson

David Swanson's books include "War Is A Lie." He blogs at and and works for the online activist organization He hosts Talk Nation Radio. subscribe to David Swanson's feed

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007, Source:

Attorney General Gonzales' testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was a case lesson in obfuscation, and not even Republican senators were buying it.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2007, Source:

Instead of ending the war, Democratic leaders may prefer to claim they tried but failed.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2007, Source:

Reporters from the <i>New York Times</i> and others are trying to convince us that this time around, we can trust the U.S. intelligence community's evidence of Iran's bad intentions, but where is the evidence?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2006, Source:

Congress passed a law banning permanent bases in Iraq and the Baker-Hamilton Report suggests that Bush state we don't have long-term plans - meanwhile, construction continues.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006, Source:

With a military badly in need of reform and a war based on lies, desertion is an act of bravery.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2006, Source:

We believe the war would end if the media showed more images of the human horrors in Iraq, yet we turn away when they're placed in front of us. Not anymore.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

At a MoveOn rally, Democratic senators denounce the Republican attempts to eliminate the filibuster as a "power grab."

Posted on: Feb 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Despite the lack of interest or action at the federal level, more than 30 states are taking direct action to increase the minimum wage.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Much of the commentary on Reagan is about personality and almost all of it is laudatory. Reagan is destined to become the eternal brave and smiling president.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In CBS's debate, all four candidates came off looking admirable by comparison to the media royalty's arrogant abusiveness.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Refreshingly simple 'do's and 'don't's for Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld from former Defense Secretary McNamara and presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The firing of an Associated Press reporter for inventing sources speaks volumes about the vacuity of mainstream journalism.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Wal-mart and many other companies have managed to keep service jobs low-paying through legal and illegal union-busting practices. But there's no good reason why these jobs can't pay more.

Posted on: May 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new book argues that all products should be completely recyclable or biodegradable -- toss the soles of your shoes into the garden and give the uppers back to the shoemaker.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Like a growing number of cities and states, New Orleans just raised its minimum wage by public referendum, giving low-wage Super Bowl workers a lot to celebrate.